Permanent Shelter for Housing Infrastructure and Services Design

This brief describes this approach taken by Practical Action in post-tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka. However, it would also have broader application wherever homes and livelihoods have been damaged by disasters or where rebuilding or improvement projects are being undertaken with the resident population that is vulnerable; in many slums or informal settlements, for example. Before designing a permanent shelter for a person displaced by disasters, it is imperative to engage the community in the planning process. It is also very crucial that communities understand the context of the changes and future risks they will have to face as a result of the disaster. It is recommended that before entering into housing rebuilding; a general discussion takes place. This will help participants of the community and the housing rebuilding subsequent steps. While building the permanent shelter it is very important to choose the right location. The location should have access to the water ...

2009 , Otto Ruskulis

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